Chris Brooks is executive editor of The Journal of Commerce and JOC Events at Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit. He oversees editorial content in The Journal of Commerce magazine and programming for the JOC's six annual conferences and multiple webinars. He also works closely with the online team focusing on JOC.com. A 30-year company veteran, Chris's career has spanned every aspect of the editorial operation, from copy and front-line editing to design, reporting and managing numerous websites. He also oversees the magazine's 100-plus special reports a year, including the Annual Review and Outlook and Top 100 Importers and Exporters issues. He holds a bachelor's in journalism from Lock Haven University.
Brian Jackson is a senior economist with the IHS China Regional Service, which produces economic and business environment analysis and forecasting for China's national and 31 regional economies. His recent research includes Brexit impacts on China, state-owned enterprise reform, foreign direct investment reform, industrial restructuring and the services transition, housing markets, and more. He is based in Beijing, where he has resided since 2007.
Prior to joining IHS, Mr. Jackson worked as a policy analyst with the American Chamber of Commerce in China; the International Trade Centre, a joint agency of UNCTAD and the WTO; and on various China¬-based consulting projects funded by the European Commission’s Directorate General for Trade.
Mr. Jackson’s degrees include a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, Colo., U.S., and a Master in Economics and Finance from the Center for Monetary and Financial Studies (CEMFI), an institution in Madrid, Spain, created by the Bank of Spain.
Greg Knowler is a highly experienced editor and publisher with more than 20 years on mainstream titles and business-to-business magazines. His journalism career began in 1989 as a reporter for a daily newspaper in Durban, South Africa, covering the news during the turbulent end of apartheid. In 2000, he moved to Hong Kong and spent two years at the South China Morning Post sports desk before joining Cargonews Asia and entering the world of logistics. Now Asia Editor for Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit, his analysis appears on JOC.com, in The Journal of Commerce and its sister publication Fairplay and associated website. He speaks regularly to industry groups and chairs the JOC's annual TPM Asia Conference.
Turloch Mooney is a well-known Asia-based supply chain journalist. He was co-founder and managing director for Supply Chain Asia Publication based in Shanghai. He previously held posts at the International Air Transport Association as chief editor and secretary for the Global Compliance User Group. He holds a master’s in international studies from the University of Limerick, Ireland, with specialization in international law and international trade. Turloch’s coverage of global ports, including port congestion, the impact of mega-ships, productivity, hinterland access and relevant supply chain issues appears on JOC.com, in The Journal of Commerce magazine and sister publications Fairplay and Fairplay.com, He also co-chairs the programming committee for the JOC’s annual TPM Asia Conference.
Mario O. Moreno is senior economist at Maritime & Trade, Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit, the division within IHS that also includes The Journal of Commerce and PIERS. Prior to joining the JOC he worked for independent research firm Dealogic as a fixed-income analyst and as a financial consultant for RBC Wealth Management. A frequent speaker to industry groups, Mario is lead researcher and writer for the quarterly JOC Container Forecast, the quarterly JOC Port Forecast, and the monthly JOC Insights, a multimodal, data-driven analytical newsletter. These duties combine with his special interest in forecast developing.
Alan Murphy has nine years of experience in liner shipping research, analysis and systems development, with a focus on bridging the often disparate functions of management, analysis and IT development, having extensive practical experience in all three fields.
Murphy is a sought-after consultant, advisor and speaker at industry conferences and events, providing insight and intelligence to a broad range of stakeholders in the logistics community, through quantitative research techniques, econometric modelling, and systems and database architecture development.
Murphy has a degree in business economics, and joined the global market intelligence department of Maersk Line in 2004, coming from a position as finance research analyst at Copenhagen Business School. At Maersk Line he was initially responsible for developing, implementing and managing central systems for measuring and analyzing customer satisfaction, vessel utilization, market events and internal performance.
Later, as senior analyst of Maersk Line's intelligence and analysis section, Murphy was responsible for global supply/demand modelling, long-term forecasting, market and competitor analysis, and senior management reporting. After leaving Maersk Line in 2010, he continued to support the logistics community through ARM Consulting, helping companies automate manual processes, reduce costs and increase market reach based on actionable information.
Peter Tirschwell is senior director of content at Maritime & Trade, IHS Markit, publisher of The Journal of Commerce, JOC.com, IHS Fairplay, Dredging & Port Construction, Safety at Sea, PIERS maritime trade data and JOC events such as TPM. In his expanded role within IHS, he is responsible for all editorial content appearing in IHS Maritime & Trade media and events. A career transportation journalist, Peter was a reporter, West Coast bureau chief, editor-in-chief and publisher of The Journal of Commerce in his 20-plus-year career with the company, which began in 1992. He is the founder and chairman of the annual TPM Conference in Long Beach, California, one of the world's largest shipping events, and led the development of the JOC Port Productivity project, the first global database of port performance. He writes a regular column in The Journal of Commerce.